I bring a great deal of both life and professional experience to my work with you. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked for fifteen years in the Human Resources field in high-tech. After taking time out to raise children and run a small business I decided to pursue a second career. I had been thinking about becoming a therapist since I started college the first time around and I decided to follow that long-held interest.
Through my own professional journey, I am now grateful to be working in a field to which I feel so connected, and I feel privileged to support clients as they progress towards growth and healing.
In addition to my current position in private practice, I also work at a community services agency providing therapy to older adults. I have provided school-based counseling for the Santa Clara Union School District and have worked at a nonprofit agency in collaboration with children, teenagers, adults, couples, families, and groups.
In my free moments, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and often can be found in nature, hiking, exploring and kayaking.
B.A. Liberal Studies, San Jose State University
M.A. Counseling, Palo Alto University
Critical incident responder and grief group facilitator with the Centre for Living with Dying program. (2014-2018)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)